Irish Water work to repair burst water main in Inishowen

first_imgIrish Water is working to repair a burst water main in Buncrana this afternoon (Mon).Repairs are being carried out on burst main in the Umrycam and surrounding areas – meaning supply may be disrupted.Works have an estimated completion time of 3.50pm on November 11. If you need to get in touch with Irish Water about this incident, quote the reference number DON00011049.Irish Water work to repair burst water main in Inishowen was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Ubuntu comes to the Big Apple

first_imgThe diversity of Suth African culture brings life to Carnegie Hall’s august stage.• Using the arts to build an inclusive South Africa • Shifting perspectives: a history of Shifty Records • Songbird Abigail Kubeka remembers songs for Mandela • McGregor’s music captures the African village • Films explore urban African tapestry Staff writerIt has been 20 years since South Africans of all colours queued for hours to cast the first democratic vote in the country’s history. At home, South Africans are building a noisy, questing identity built on the promise of an admired constitution. Internationally, there is still the perception that South Africa is the nation that apartheid built, a collection of colours divided into different tribes stumbling towards a future as one nation.A month-long festival of music and art hosted by New York City’s Carnegie Hall hopes to unpack the reality of South Africa today, through celebrating its music and the role of the arts in building a nation based on common values. Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa Ubuntu, opening on 10 October, has a focus on the music, film and art created during the Struggle to end apartheid and in the infancy of democracy.Ubuntu is the community-minded philosophy that guides traditional South African society. At heart, it means “I am because you are”. Taking this as its cue, the festival celebrates the hope that is South Africa, the humanity and compassion of its people. The eclectic line-up includes pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, who explains that ubuntu is a concept of humanity beyond borders. “Music always played an integral part of the Struggle; apartheid was not just a South African problem but a struggle of humanity. We had to use culture and music to put a humane face on our struggle.”Clive Gillinson, Carnegie’s artistic director, was inspired to create the festival by South Africa’s diversity and the cultural life that grew out of it. He wanted to honour more than the larger-than-life history of performers like Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, and Miriam Makeba. He wanted to include the lesser-known stories. “The country’s landscape continues to evolve, and this makes for fascinating explorations through the arts. It is a nation with a dynamic, often surprising culture like no other and now, a seemingly endless array of vocal talent from every corner of the country.” Hannes Coetzee and David Kramer bring the magic of goema.This is underlined by trumpeter and composer Masekela, who says: “There is a deep abyss of content that needs to be seen. There is no society that has as much wealth, culturally and musically. This African heritage makes me feel like I come from major wealth.”Carnegie’s director of artistic planning, South African-born Jeremy Geffen, believes that this festival will give audiences outside the country a balanced insight into the art being created by South Africans. “An outside curatorial voice gave us an opportunity to shape something. Right now there is so much effort in South Africa in giving voice to people who didn’t have it. If we had left this in the hands of South Africans, they would have gone much more even-handedly through to make sure that everyone was given a shot.” Diverse cultureDedicated to Nelson Mandela, the Ubuntu Festival celebrates the various musical traditions that have taken root and grown in South Africa’s rich soil. It begins at the iconic Carnegie Hall with Twenty Years of Freedom, a programme celebrating South African democracy. On the bill is Masekela and singer Vusi Mahlasela, joined by special guests Paul Simon, long a friend of South African music, and Dave Matthews, who went to school in the country.Also on the programme are the powerful spirituality and ecstasy of Zulu maskandi music; music from the Cape, including a Cape Malay choir and folk musicians from remote regions of the Karoo; and two thrilling generations of jazz artists. Pretty Yende and Elza van den Heever, critically acclaimed sopranos, will make their New York City debuts.Ibrahim will perform solo to celebrate his 80th birthday before leading a master class for young jazz musicians at the Weill Music Institute. Kesivan Naidoo, a drummer, composer and heir to Ibrahim’s legacy, will also make his New York City debut with his band, Kesivan and the Lights. The future of South African jazz, Kesivan Pillay makes his New York City debut.>The festival will extend beyond Carnegie Hall, with performances and events planned for other prestigious partner organisations. The programme will include visual art, film and dance, as well as panel discussions on significant cultural issues featuring leading social and political voices. Artist and filmmaker William Kentridge will host an evening of his short films with live musical accompaniment.Violinist Daniel Hope will curate a music theatre production entitled A Distant Drum, joining forces with his father, pre-eminent South African writer Christopher Hope, for the Carnegie Hall-commissioned work on the life of short story writer and journalist Nat Nakasa, the brilliant, impassioned spirit of his generation who left apartheid South Africa in the 1960s for New York City, where he died in exile at the age of 28. His remains were repatriated earlier this year.Gillinson says: “It’s such an unbelievably diverse nation with so many different cultures, we just thought it was a really good time to bring together that real kaleidoscope of what the country is.”Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa runs from 10 October to 5 November.last_img read more

Pope says he cant personally apologize for church role in residential schools

first_imgThe Canadian PressPope Francis will not apologize to residential school survivors and their families for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in operating the schools or the abuses suffered by their students.A papal apology was one of the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and during a visit to the Vatican last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally asked the Pope to consider such a gesture.The commission recommended an apology similar to that offered by the Pope to Irish victims of sexual abuse in 2010. In 2015, Pope Frances issued an apology in Bolivia to Indigenous peoples in the Americas for the “grave sins” of colonialism.Bishop Lionel Gendron, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, today released a letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada saying Pope Francis has not shied away from acknowledging injustices faced by Indigenous peoples around the world, but that he can’t personally issue an apology for residential schools.“The Catholic Bishops of Canada have been in dialogue with the Pope and the Holy See concerning the legacy of suffering you have experienced,” Gendron wrote. “The Holy Father is aware of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which he takes seriously. As far as call to action #58 is concerned, after carefully considering the request and extensive dialogue with the bishops of Canada, he felt that he could not personally respond.”Gendron says the Pope has not ruled out a visit to Canada and a meeting with Indigenous Peoples, but in the meantime is encouraging Canadian bishops to continue working with Indigenous Peoples on reconciliation issues and projects that help with healing.Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said in a statement he has written to Pope Frances urging him to come to Canada and meet Indigenous peoples. He is also seeking a direct meeting with the Pope to discuss the issue further.“Hearing an apology directly from Pope Francis would be an important act of healing and reconciliation, much like his apology delivered to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas in 2015,” Bellegarde said.Trudeau’s office redirected questions about this latest development to Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, who said Canada won’t give up on the idea yet.“The commissioners recommended this as an important part of healing reconciliation for the survivors,” Bennett said in an emailed statement. “We will continue to advocate for this call to action.”For more than a century, the federal government’s church-run residential schools operated in an effort to assimilate Indigenous children by forcing them into schools where they were not allowed to speak their languages or engage in Indigenous cultural practices. Almost two-thirds of the 130 schools were run by the Catholic Church.Between the 1880s and the time the last school closed in 1996, more than 150,000 Indigenous children attended, many of whom reported being physically, sexually and psychologically abused at the hands of priests, nuns or other teachers.Canada apologized for the schools in 2008, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was born out of a negotiated settlement agreement that included compensation for survivors.last_img read more

Tensions tighten with each arrest at the gates of Kinder Morgan

first_imgNation to NationArrests keep happening at Kinder Morgan’s tank farm in Burnaby, B.C. but one prominent activist says not everyone is getting the same treatment.And she’s referring to the arrests of people like Elizabeth May, the federal Green party leader, a couple weeks ago compared to the recent detention of land defender Suntree Larue.“Like Elizabeth May’s arrest you could see her hooking her arms into both sides of the police officer and walking out,” said Kanahus Manuel. “She wasn’t held in a Canadian prison cell for doing what she believes is right. But Indigenous people are.“Suntree spent six days in a Canadian prison cell for fighting for our Indigenous rights. That’s our collective rights as Indigenous people across this country. And he’s standing up for all of us.”Green party leader Elizabeth May being arrested at the Kinder Morgan tank farm last month.More arrests are expected this weekend at the gates with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, saying he intends to be arrested.It’s supposed to be an act of solidary by breaking a court injunction.But another protest has been unfolding for several months. It’s known as Camp Cloud and sits across the road from the gates of Kinder Morgan.And just outside of the area covered by the court injunction.APTN’s Laurie Hamelin sat down with two land defenders this week. They explained why they are camped out.“We gotta defend (water) by all means necessary. For me personally it would have to cost me more than just my life,” said Joshua Williams.And up the highway from Burnaby along the pipeline route is a different battle.One where status Indians have been denied band membership at Peters First Nation where the Kinder Morgan pipeline runs directly through. It’s a story APTN first reported just over a year ago.The three people have asked the Federal Court to make them members.Guy Peters is one of the three and has been waiting over 30 years to be a member just like his father and brother.“He states that it is very unsettling for him,” said Karey Brooks of JFK Law that represents the trio. “He doesn’t feel part of a community that he identifies with.”It’s now in a the hands of a judge to decide after arguments were made last month in Vancouver.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

CRA lawyers say Loblaw misused Barbadian subsidiary for tax avoidance

first_imgTORONTO – Loblaw Companies Ltd.’s Barbadian banking subsidiary was “playing with its own money” rather than acting as an active business with outside customers and is obligated to pay tax back home, government lawyers told a Toronto court on Wednesday.Barbados-based Glenhuron Bank Ltd. did not meet the requirements to be considered a foreign bank under Canadian law and be exempt from paying tax to the Canada Revenue Agency, Justice Department lawyer Elizabeth Chasson said in her closing arguments at the Tax Court of Canada.There is “absolutely nothing” connecting Glenhuron to Barbados, she told Justice Campbell Miller, and the subsidiary was established to avoid paying tax.“It has no customers in Barbados. It’s not trying to break into the financial services business in Barbados, because it’s only earning profit for itself in a very sophisticated, very complicated system.”The trial centred on the federal government’s reassessments of Loblaw’s subsidiary for several tax years dating as far back as 2001, and began after the company filed an appeal in 2015. The Minister of Finance concluded the income earned by Glenhuron was from an “investment business” and therefore subject to income tax, according to court documents.The reassessments, which were received between 2015 and 2018, are for the 2000 to 2013 taxation years and total $437 million of taxes, interest and penalties owed, according to Loblaw’s latest quarterly financial report.Loblaws Inc. was incorporated as an international business corporation in Barbados in September 1992 and its activities included investing in short-term securities and holding cross-currency swaps, according to court documents.Loblaws Inc. changed its name to Glenhuron Bank Ltd. in November 1993 and in December 1993 it became a licensee under the Offshore Banking Act of Barbados.Glenhuron was liquidated in 2013, when Loblaw decided to use that capital domestically to buy Shoppers Drug Mart.Department of Justice lawyers had argued during the trial, which began in April, that Loblaw Financial took steps to make Glenhuron Bank appear to be a foreign bank in order to avoid paying tax.Loblaw has argued that Glenhuron qualified for the “regulated foreign bank” exception.The majority of Glenhuron’s activities involved arms-length entities, such as swap contracts with large banks, and its banking licence from Barbadian authorities is further evidence that it fits the profile of a bank, Loblaw lawyer Al Meghji has told the court.Although Glenhuron had a banking license from the Barbados authorities, it did not take deposits or provide financial services to outside customers, Chasson argued on Wednesday, but rather largely used its own funds in transactions such as buying short-term securities.Banks typically take customers’ deposits and use it for lending and investments, she noted.“The key difference is it comes from the customers, from the public,” Chasson said. “But here, it’s all within the Loblaw/Weston family.”By entering into swap contracts and purchasing short-term securities Glenhuron is acting as a customer, rather than conducting business with arms-length parties and generating profits, Chasson argued.“Glenhuron could have been operated anywhere,” she told the court. “It has nothing to do with Barbados in particular. The only thing about Barbados is it’s a low tax jurisdiction. That’s it.”Companies in this story: (TSX:L)last_img read more

58 ads eye women only 35 target both genders

first_imgMumbai: Marketers in India are missing potential opportunities to reach out to men in the categories where both genders are equal decision makers, according to a Kantar report. It revealed the disconnect between consumer and business opinions of gender portrayals in advertising. The AdReaction report noted that 58 percent ads on air target women exclusively, and only 35 percent are targeted towards both genders. While the clear majority of marketers globally (more than 75 percent) think they are avoiding gender stereotypes, 76 percent of female consumers and 71 percent of male consumers believe that the way theyre portrayed in advertising is completely out of touch, it said. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIt noted that globally, gender-balanced brands drive greater brand value while brands that skew towards men tend to underperform and are valued on average $9 billion less, while only one in three brands achieve this balance in India. In the wake of the ‘MeToo’ movement, the industry globally claims they are actively designing for both genders and representing them in a progressive context. But less female marketers are convinced with the way theyre portraying men in the advertisements, it said. It observed that getting the gender placement right is important, especially from a digital and static perspective because it can be used as a targeting and optimisation variable in these channels. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIt also noted that new information has the highest receptivity in India, more than 50 percent men and women become more positive towards the ads that have new information. This is closely followed by humour which has a critical role to play in improving the ad receptivity with both genders. “The report highlights that the bulk of ads in India are targeted at women; but marketers appear to be targeting them led more by stereotypes. Gender targeting should not be an either or decision and we need to challenge these outdated assumptions. From a portrayals perspective, more emphases need to be made towards aspirational and authoritative roles. The industry as a whole needs to be more aware than ever that things need to change, said Vishikh Talwar-managing director- Kantar Millward Brown, South Asia.last_img read more

27883 gm gold seized from Biju Patnaik Airport

first_imgBhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence unit of Customs department Wednesday seized 278.83 grams of gold from two passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here, customs official at the airport said. The cost of the seized gold is an estimated Rs 9.08 lakh, said the officials who intercepted the two passengers following on spot intelligence. The passengers hailed from West Bengal and Jharkhand. They had arrived from Bangkok. On searching their luggage the officers found white gold rings of foreign origin having purity of 99.99 per cent concealed under buttons of garments and seized those, the official said. The two persons were detained for questioning and investigation into the incident is underway, the official said.last_img

Muller I am envious of the engine in Mbappes butt

first_imgThomas Muller admits that the one thing that he is jealous about Kylian Mbappe is the “engine” inside the butt of the speedy France youngsterGermany and France played out a goalless draw in Munich on Thursday.While the 2018 World Cup winners appeared rusty, Mbappe continued to impress.Having now witnessed the 19-year-old first hand with his clever little tricks and pace, Muller is feeling a little envious.“He has an engine in his butt that everyone else wants to have,” the German forward joked on SportsKeeda.“He makes one fast step and leaves the opponent behind. You have to defend players like him with more than one player, even if he leaves one player behind the next one has to try to stop him.“That’s the only way you can stop remarkable players like him. Of course, he had some moments during the game that the spectators enjoyed.”Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…It was the first time Germany had played following their disastrous World Cup campaign at Russia and Mesut Ozil’s controversial decision to retire from international football.“We had a lot of pressure before the game,” Muller said.“But we responded in the way we had to.“You have to make distinctions. It wasn’t our best game and we have a lot to pay back. That was the first key step, but that’s all.”??????… pic.twitter.com/vWzfiIYNgR— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 6, 2018last_img read more

Pena to be patient before next move

first_imgRangers midfielder Carlos Pena has revealed he will take his time before deciding his future after falling out of favour at the Scottish club.The Mexican midfielder still has 18 months left on his contract but Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insisted at the end of last year it would be difficult for Pena to work his way into his plans.“I want to continue playing football, I am only 28 and I want another chance,” Pena said, according to the Scotsman.“Whether that is with Rangers or in Turkey or Poland I don’t know. I have until January 31 to make my mind up.”“There are clubs in Mexico who are interested in me – 
Correcaminos UAT and Dorados de Sinaloa.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“I only want the best club for me and I will take my time to decide my next career move.”“What’s important to me are my family and friends.”“People who I really considered to be friends and my family have all stuck by me.”“Others have disappeared, but I knew I had people surrounding me who would not be with me in the difficult times because they were only interested in fame and money.”last_img read more

Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicos

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:amy avenant, kenrick neely, KPMG, Portia smith, stakeholders, tourism month Residents can still do more to prevent mosquito breeding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – Over half a dozen stakeholders turned out for the launch of National Tourism Environmental Month which this month celebrates the country’s #1 industry; Tourism. For the Ministry of Tourism and its partners, the thrust this year will be on escalating national pride and encouraging domestic tourism. “On this day we officially launch the start of Tourism Month, with the theme, Tourism is Key: it starts with me.”Minister Porsha Smith officially opened the month which will be peppered with activities including a district challenge for best kept settlements; a new hospitality initiative centered on enhancing and highlighting good service led by the Hotel and Tourism Association, “and this year we are launching for the first time a program called ‘Hello Tourist’ that caters to the young children in the school communities where they will have the opportunity to experience or have a day in the life in the average tourist here in Turks and Caicos.”The National Tourism Symposium where the KPMG’s Tourism strategy will be rolled out to the public. Minister Smith: “Because we know in order for our product to stay, number #1 island, number #1 destination we have to make sure that everyone is involved.”Environmental officials were also on hand, Kenrick Neely of the Environmental Health Department underscored the theme for this year, Tourism is Key and it begins with me. “Just remember that it starts with you, not with TCIG, not with the Government but with us, each and every one of us.”While Amy Avenant of the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs or DEMA said for the TCI tourism and all habitats are inextricably linked. “It is a very encouraging initiative that DEMA endorses and likes to promote. We’ll certainly be actively involved both during the Tourism Symposium and conducting a number of school visits.” TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more